Friday, September 26, 2008

Isaac's Playground

We have received some questions about whether or not there has been a fund set up in Isaac's name or a cause to which Spencer and I are connected that people could donate to in honor of Isaac. We are blessed by your inquiries.

Spencer and I have been working on bringing to life an idea that we had back in the summer time, and I am excited to share that the wheels are in motion. We wanted to provide folks the opportunity, if they felt inclined, to give to something (in lieu of flowers) in honor of Isaac. We wanted it to be something that seemed like a really good fit and that felt right in our hearts.

And so...

We are going to have a playground built in Isaac's honor at our church. We've been working with our pastor and the director of children's ministries there, and they have both been tremendously supportive of the idea and of our vision for this. We are grateful for the way God is putting the pieces together.

Our church currently meets in a high school, though we just broke ground on our new property. Our building is expected to be completed in fall of 2009, though we know there's a chance things could get backed up with permits, etc. Since winter would not be a good time to install the playground, the hope would be to build the playground in the spring of 2010.

We are still figuring out the details of who checks should be made out to, but we will let you know as soon as we do.

More details to come...


HennHouse said...

What a fantastic idea!

Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful idea. ~Still praying in CA.

Anonymous said...

what a fabulous idea- a fun place to remember Isaac!

The Writer Chic said...

Yeah! I had heard this was in the works from Kirsten. So glad it's going to happen!

And PS -- thanks for the comment on the Before and After stuff. You are so wise, Stacy. And I needed to hear that. Thanks, girl! Hope you have a sweet weekend with your boys!

Anonymous said...

So glad they've agreed to come through on this for you. What an awesome and fitting tribute to Isaac that will last for years to come!

Anonymous said...

Hello Stacy and Spencer, Your faith in uncertain times is an inspiration to me. Trusting for what is "known" requires no faith at all. The maturity of your prayers, and the wisdom of your requests demonstrates a complete surrender to the Creator of Life, Who makes no mistakes, and shows no shadow of turning. Your transparancy about how you "feel" through times of joy and times of sorrow, offers a window into heart of the unchanging, steadfastness of the the One on Whom you rely. The following words (whose author is unknown to me) is descriptive of the journey of faith you are taking daily:

Three men were walking on a wall,
When FEELING took an awful fall,
And FAITH was taken aback.
So close was FAITH to FEELING,
He stumbled and fell, too.
But FACT remained, and pulled FAITH back, and FAITH brought FEELING, too.

Thank you for your example. Isaac is blessed to have you for a Mom and Dad.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to remember Isaac.

Laura said...

What a precious way to honor Isaac! We are continuing to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog. So much of what you have written really connects with my inner-most being. You are not alone... I, too, am carrying a son to term. His name is Owen and he has trisomy 18. My due date is Oct 29, but will be scheduled for induction either the week of Oct 6 or Oct 13. I will be praying for you and your family, especially as your c-section date approaches.